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The Society for Creative
Anachronism, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Stephanie Drummonds
513-403-3301 [email protected]
Leaving the Modern World Behind
Each weekend all over the country and the world, thousands of people don the
trappings of damsels and armored knights, transform their everyday surroundings
into splendid encampments full of grand pavilions with banners waving high on the
breeze, and leave the modern day behind in favor of the pageantry and chivalry of
the Middle Ages.
Welcome to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international
organization devoted to bringing the Middle Ages and Renaissance to life through
research and re-enactment, and employing their knowledge of history to enrich
their lives and the lives of others. With over 100,000 participants worldwide, the
SCA is one of largest living history societies in the world.
Drawn together by their common interest and enthusiasm for not just medieval
history, but the most intricate workings of daily life in the millennium between the
6th and 16th centuries, members of the SCA find immense joy in reviving centuriesold arts and crafts.
Costumers use luminous silks and extravagant trim to create ladies’ gowns, while
armorers brave the heat of the forge to hammer plate steel into the fashions of war.
Jewelers, potters, candle makers, and glassblowers see their wares in immediate
use, while poulterers practice their craft on small farms, reviving rare and tasty
breeds from long ago to be the centerpiece of a cook’s elaborate feast for the
king’s table.
SCA members apply what they learn in their historical research to evoke all of the
virtues of the past, as well as strive to practice the romantic ideals of the
Renaissance – Chivalry, Honor, and Courtesy – a trio of graces that invariably
influences their modern life. In addition to learning and practicing historic arts,
Press Office of The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
5314 Lilibet Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
513-403-3301 [email protected]
For General Information on the SCA, Please see www.sca.org
Leaving the Modern World Behind, 2.
members donate much of their time to visiting local libraries and schools to help
bring history alive for students, and staging demonstrations at major public events
and festivals.
In the accelerated rush of the modern world, the SCA’s timeless appeal draws
together a unique and diverse group of people. You will see college students,
authors, actors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, firefighters- people of every age and
from all walks of life- together in a celebration of more fabled days of yore.
For further information, including where to find your local SCA chapter, how to join,
and events happening in your area, please see www.sca.org.
Press Office of The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
5314 Lilibet Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
513-403-3301 [email protected]
For General Information on the SCA, Please see www.sca.org
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